Online weekly Yoga & Pilates classes at The Metro Building, 1 Butterwick, Hammersmith, W6 8DL
Our pop up studio is on the 2nd floor North in Metro Building but due to Lockdown ALL CLASSES NOW ONLINE – follow the instructions below and we’ll see you there!
TEA & TAI CHI MONDAY 8am with Robin – click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/251602646 or go to zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID 251-602-646. Get your brew and join YinYan founder Robin, with his hound Carter, from 8am we’ll be having a chat while we have our tea…then at 8.15am there will be some gentle Tai Chi / Qi Gong movements in synch with the breath to get our bodies moving & feeling better all over! It’s a Zen Monday morning guaranteed!
YOGA – TUESDAY 12.10pm (45 mins) with Kirthana – click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/5497152197 or go to zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID 549-715-2197. Energise your whole day and feel fantastic, no mid-afternoon slump for you! There will be a short warm up followed by a series of guided postures that will stretch & strengthen your whole body, leaving you feeling relaxed & refreshed after a short relaxation to finish. Kirthana is a lawyer turned yoga teacher who combines Yoga with elements of other movement practices such as Tai Chi & Chi Qong and she has a special interest in helping those with injuries having experienced a life changing knee injury herself.
PILATES – WEDNESDAY 12.45pm (45 mins) – with Gianni – click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/8048936825 or go to zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID 804-893-6825. Use controlled stability & breath awareness to develop a strong core, good posture & alignment. You’ll be encouraged to work as hard or as gently as is appropriate for you – regardless of your current fitness level you will see improvement! Gianni is a Pilates and yoga teacher who will help you to understand and develop your core strength alongside improved flexibility & joint function.
EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING YOGA – SUNDAY 10.00am (90 mins) – with Robin – click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/842034528 or go to zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID 842-034-528. The perfect way to spend every Sunday morning – relaxed movements to open up every joint in the body, realign your spine, and still your mind so you are calmer, more relaxed and refreshed from the inside out. This class includes some long holds, Yin postures, helping to relieve stress and tension in the tightest parts of your body…and mind as this class includes focus on breathe awareness, mindfulness, contentment with a guided relaxation to catch up on any sleep you missed. Carter the hound will also no doubt be making an appearance, beginners welcome
Yoga & Pilates not suitable if you are/may be pregnant and you must discuss any injuries & medical conditions with the teacher prior to class!
To access your online class log in using the Zoom Meeting ID for your class and say hello – bonus if you have a Zoom account/download the app but you don’t need to pay anything. It’s live & interactive so you can see & hear the teacher, it really is amazingly like a normal class!
- Find a space you can practice & roll out your yoga mat, blanket or rug.
- Balance your laptop (seem to work best), tablet or phone or TV screen – it’s really useful for the teacher to be able to see you during class but everybody else can see you too so you can switch your camera off if you like.
- Live & interactive classes are amazingly similar to normal classes, you can see friends and make new ones – nice people getting together to do stuff.
- Feel free to set up your own back ground music if you like – just remember to mute yourself so the music doesn’t interfere with other people.
- Just do what you can as gently as you like – if anything doesn’t feel right just miss it out!
Group classes are not suitable for everybody – some conditions require specialist modifications, understanding & training – for example these classes are NOT suitable if you are pregnant. You MUST discuss any medical condition, illness and/or injury with us & your teacher prior to class – before class starts ask the teacher about the private chat option.
COMING SOON – YinYanBand at Metro Building…got a ukulele or curious to try? Join us for our upcoming ukulele taster sessions in the cafe on the ground floor and become a rockstar in your own lunchbreak! Email [email protected] or [email protected] to be kept in the loop!
Previous sessions & future class opportunities below – got an idea for a class? We are all ears! [email protected] 🙂
DEEP RELAXATION MEDITATION – release your inner-guru and discover an amazing sense of calm with this fully guided relaxation using an ancient technique that recharges your whole body & mind. The method is so effective the US Army use it to help military personnel deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, so however stressful your world might be, this can help.
TAI CHI / QI GONG – the perfect way to begin the day, simple flowing movements in synch with your breath that gently open every joint in the body. Through this moving meditation you can expect increased flexibility & strength with a state of mental calm & clarity.
EASY OFFICE STRETCHES – stay loose & ease stiffness in your back, neck & shoulders with easy stretches without getting changed or leaving your desk. Learn how to boost your energy levels, manage/avoid pain & injuries, and improve your running/cycling/etc – you’ll never wonder what to do while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil again!
STRESS BUSTING BREATHING & MEDITATION TECHNIQUES – Learning how to breathe naturally is probably the quickest and most effective way to improve your overall health. Learn how to monitor your breath and use simple techniques to reduce feelings of stress or anxiety as they arise – helping you feel calm & relaxed, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
No experience necessary. ‘YinYan’ means an introduction, we ♥ beginners – even if you have pain/injury you have a lot to gain if you use caution and don’t push beyond your limits!
Yoga & Pilates classes are NOT SUITABLE if you are/maybe pregnant. You MUST make the teacher aware of ALL medical conditions and/or injuries prior to class – this is important so we can look after your health (T&Cs). If in doubt consult your Doctor and use caution. Contact us if you have any questions.
More sessions to be announced…Got a class idea for our pop up studio at The Metro Building? We’re all ears – [email protected]